Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Growth In Tacoma

Since I don't have a clue what I am doing after stuffing seeds in ground and watering, what will this become?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Capital Forest Crop

Here's the lastest photo update from the Northwest corn experiment in the Capital Forest. What a difference a month makes.

These remaining four are all over five foot and tasseling.

I'm lucky they're nearby so I can keep them watered in the 100+ temps this week.

I've had to fence them since I've caught deer and coons nosing around.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The new kid in town.
Blue Belle

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Aerial View

This is the Tacoma Cornfield shot from the second floor patio. As you can see, it is growing by leaps and bounds, but doesn't have any sign of blooms ears or whatever it is that corn does.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My crop, 2009. Many seeds for next year.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Catching Up

Sorry for not keeping house the past week or so. It was 107 here on Wednesday of last week. Then 105, then 102 ...... Looks like the heat will break on Saturday . Good news, because our heat like this always comes with dry southwest winds. And the 2 together really suck the water out of everything. Got this wonderful set from Kentucky -

Mr. Bob, here are pictures of the two batches of hopi blue surrounded by beans and squash, and the fields of native grasses/wildflowers in front of our not so old Kentucky home back of which resides the corn patch. The first batch survivors of rabbit raiders are tasselling now and the second batch in the foreground are holding their own guarded by Owl, the Intimidator.
Your friends at Windham Wallow
aka, Windham Wallow Wildlife Wefuge (wascally wabbits welcome)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

First Ear

Hubby and I picked the first ear of corn...we have been 'groping' the ear for weeks and since all of the silk is missing from all of our growing ears, we guessed it was ready...we were a bit wrong. (Bologna the dog and the first ear are the same length.)

First peek.
This ear was from Van Gogh...a second ear is forming. Van Gogh was the only survivor from the first planting. Fabio is from the third planting and a real champion. Fabio has four ears with a fifth forming. I want to save seeds from both plants as they are genetic winners.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fabio and Van Gogh

Van Gogh

The original stalk with one ear of corn.


Long, blonde & silky hair.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

NW Forest Update

Here's an update from the Olympia National Park Rain Forest. I ended up with about four viable plants that seems to be doing fine. However, I do not have any signs of tassels or silk and am thinking it's about two weeks away from seeing them. I'm wondering what if I do not get both male and female plants. I guess I'm SOL.
Anyway I've included a couple pix. Of course, they all look alike :-)

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Dallas Oregon Community Garden

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Update:Victory is mine!
Heloo there Bob .This is kathy ,I don't think that i told you that i gotan officialletter of permission to do this garden here in this spot for 1 year.I am humbled and honored !Praise you great spirit!This is everything to me ,let it flourish blossom and bloom!Have a great day ,i am having a prob w/ my cameratoday but i am going to get u some fresh pics of our corn maidens,one is expressing an extremely lovely phenotype . i will keep it's seed for next years crops !It has dark red stripes down the leaves , extremely lovely phenotype! i will get fresh pics for you.I have planted them in the three sister's fashion .It is where u plant the corn with a squash (to shade the roots)and a pea or bean (it will grow on/up the corn).You can eat all the plants fruits /vegs and it conserves space ,i think it might be in line with returning to ancient practices as it is a custom with some indigenous groups (Hopi?I wonder) ,so it's got to be good !yah-yuh!!i have been thinking of making blue corn meal and making blue corn tamales ,maybe starting a rage up here in oregon,we have alot of tamale eating fools here,but no locally grown blue corn tamales that i know of. The guys will truck around a coller full of regular ones and they go for $20 a doz.DO YOU HAVE A RECIPE FOR BLUE CORN TAMALES ,BOB? I am very interested if you do.B.T.W. i go now ,i sure would like to meet the Starlena,in Corbett and maybe Rez dog i think in oregon also ,i feel ,connected by this .neat-o!Thanks for the corn Bob!
Posted by misskathynthesmokinpurses at 8:48 AM
All the pictures look the same now so there's nothing to do but wait for the Ears to Appears......the next photo will be ears of corn lined up to dry for seeds.....